Doddridge County Roots

A West Virginia Genealogy

William C. ZAHN

Male 1837 - 1908  (71 years)


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  • Name William C. ZAHN 
    Born 28 Oct 1837  Wolfsville, Frederick Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation school teacher in Washington Co MD (20 yrs)  [1
    Residence Mt. Lena, Washington Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Military From 5 Sep 1861 to 23 May 1862  [2, 3, 4
    Pvt, Co F, 1st W.Va. Mtd Cav, Civil War (POW at Libby Prison, paroled in prisoner exchange) 
    • Military records show that William C. Zahn enlisted on 5 Sep 1861 in Clarksburg, Va. (age 23), and mustered in on 21 Sep 1861 in Clarksburg, Va., as a Private in Co F, 1st Reg. Va. Mtd. Cav. Vol. Descriive Book: 5’10", fair complexion, hazel eyes, sandy hair, born in Frederick County, Maryland, occupation farmer. He was captured by Ashby's Cavalry near Strasburg, Virginia, on 26 Mar 1862, confined at Richmond, Virginia (presumably at Libby Prison). He was paroled on 11 May 1862 and granted a discharge on 23 May 1862 in Washington, DC, by surgeon's certificate.
    Military From 1 Sep 1862 to 15 Jun 1865  [1
    Sgt, Co B, 12th Md. Vol, and Co F, 11th Md. Inf, Civil War 
    • "He served in the Civil War from Sep 1, 1862, until the close of the war. He enlisted in the First Virginia Cavalry, and after serving eight months he was captured and put in Libby prison. He was later exchanged as a paroled prisoner of war. Afterward he enlisted as Sergeant in Company B, Twelfth Regiment, Maryland Volunteers, until Sept. 1864, and then he again enlisted as sergeant in Company F, Eleventh Regiment, Maryland Volunteer Infantry." [From his obituary. The stated 1862 enlistment date pertains to his Maryland service, not his West Virginia service, which records show began on Sep 5 1861.]
    Died 3 Nov 1908  Mt. Lena, Washington Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Mt. Zion Mennonite Church Cemetery, Mapleville, Washington Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I99764  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2017 

    Father Charles Wesley ZAHN,   b. 9 Nov 1811, Augusta Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1882, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Lydia HOOVER,   b. CA 1811, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 20 May 1836  Frederick Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F33982  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth BOWMAN,   b. 16 Dec 1839,   d. 27 Jan 1913  (Age 73 years) 
    Children 
     1. Laurinda F. ZAHN,   b. 16 May 1870,   d. 27 Oct 1911  (Age 41 years)
     2. Charles W. ZAHN,   b. 3 May 1876, Boonsboro, Washington Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1968  (Age 92 years)
     3. Martha F. ZAHN,   b. 15 Jun 1879,   d. 19 Sep 1917  (Age 38 years)
    Family ID F44943  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Oct 1837 - Wolfsville, Frederick Co, MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Mt. Lena, Washington Co, MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Nov 1908 - Mt. Lena, Washington Co, MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mt. Zion Mennonite Church Cemetery, Mapleville, Washington Co, MD Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    99764_ZAHN_WilliamC_1837-1908_Obit.jpg
    99764_ZAHN_WilliamC_1837-1908_Obit.jpg
    99764_ZAHN_WilliamC_FamilyHistoryAffidavit.jpg
    99764_ZAHN_WilliamC_FamilyHistoryAffidavit.jpg
    99764_ZAHN_WilliamC_Civil-War-Pension-Card.jpg
    99764_ZAHN_WilliamC_Civil-War-Pension-Card.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Obituary.

    2. [S37] Historical Military Records, (www.fold3.com).

    3. [S2619] U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles [database on-line], (Ancestry.com).

    4. [S2605] U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 [database online], (National Park Service , Ancestry.com).

    5. [S1752] Obituary - At home.

    6. [S934] Findagrave.com.